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  1. Read This Now

    Read This Now ALA’s award-winners represent the best for library collections. For decades, the American Library Association, through its divisions and roundtables, has recognized outstanding works of literature with its prestigious book and media awards. ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Providence Board Cedes Control of Branches to City

    Providence Board Cedes Control of Branches to City The nonprofit entity that has run the library system in Providence, Rhode Island, for the last century voted April 23 to transfer control of the city’s nine branch libraries to the city. The nonprofit org ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. LSU Library School to Lose Autonomy

    LSU Library School to Lose Autonomy At an April 14 faculty forum, Louisiana State University Chancellor Michael V. Martin announced major changes in the school’s organization that will affect the School of Library and Information Science. Effective July 1 ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. OCLC Challenges ILS Vendors with Web-Based Management Service

    OCLC Challenges ILS Vendors with Web-Based Management Service In what clearly represents a challenge to the integrated library system (ILS) industry, OCLC announced April 23 that it has created what it calls “the first web-scale cooperative library manage ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Indianapolis Board Regroups after Losing Construction Suit

    Indianapolis Board Regroups after Losing Construction Suit A jury rejected claims by the Indianapolis–Marion County Public Library that an engineering firm was responsible for $24.5 million in damages caused by defects in the concrete beams of an undergro ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Municipal Pay Cuts Avert San Diego Branch Closures

    Municipal Pay Cuts Avert San Diego Branch Closures San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’s attempt to close a $43-million budget deficit resolved on a positive note April 13 when he announced that there would be no service cuts, layoffs, or branch closures at the ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Relocating Sexuality Titles Isn’t Enough, Says Topeka Woman

    Relocating Sexuality Titles Isn’t Enough, Says Topeka Woman Eight weeks after barring minors from checking out four books about sexuality, the board of the Topeka and Shawnee County (Kans.) Public Library voted April 16 to restore the titles to unrestrict ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Book Pilfered in Civil War Returns to Washington and Lee

    Book Pilfered in Civil War Returns to Washington and Lee Nearly 145 years after it was taken by a Union soldier during a raid on Lexington, Virginia, a book on the Napoleonic Wars has found its way back to the special collections department of Washington ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Objections to Google Scanning Settlement Filed

    Objection to Google Scanning Settlement Filed The consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has sent a letter to the Justice Department asking to delay implementation of the October 2008 settlement of publisher lawsuits over Google’s scanning of copyright ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Rutgers Drops “Library” from Name of School

    Rutgers Drops “Library” from Name of School The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a resolution April 2 removing the words “library studies” from the name of the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies. Effective July 1, its ...

    admin - 03/27/2012 - 03:39 - American Libraries Magazine